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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > 2012 Sept
Date Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:44:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (
Page: 2012 Sept (

Edited by Kay Schenk:
*OpenOffice (was*

OpenOffice entered incubation 2011-06-13
OpenOffice is an open-source, office-document productivity suite providing
six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF).
OpenOffice is released on multiple platforms. Its localizations support
have supported 110 languages worldwide.

*Most Important Items To Address Toward Graduation*

1. Continued review of distributed articles to ensure compliance with ASF policy.
2. We are discussing the makeup of the future PMC.

We expect to graduate in the next quarter.

*Issues for IPMC or ASF Board Awareness*

None at this time.

*Community Development/Outreach Progress*

Since our last report we have voted in 9 new Committers. [*needs confirmation*]

Since our last report, 1 PPMC member was added, and 1 PPMC member has resigned. [*needs confirmation*]

We have improved to act more as a self organized project to address
and solve project related topics (e.g. forum moderation)

We are more putting effort into addressing trademark and third-party
distribution requests. Ongoing emphasis as to how to accommodate and track
these requests is becoming an important concern.

We are increasing our global reach by recruiting volunteers to help update
and maintain the large set of native language home pages

Because our product is client-centric, we have put additional focus on our social networking
accounts -- Google \+, Facebook -- in collecting feedback and  ideas from our user base.

*Project Development Progress*

We released Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 on August 23, 2012. This was primarily a maintenance release
and  included:

Official Source tarballs in English
Six different client platform convenience install versions in 19 languages
Software development kit packaging for 5 platforms
Language packs for 19 languages
Fixes for 69 bugs and an important security fix
Over 1.4M downloads the first week.

A summary of downloads for the installs can be found at:[]

The build artifacts in this last source release do not strictly follow guidelines as
some secondary downloads access svn.a.o. This has been fixed in trunk.

Testing and implementation of old update service for OpenOffice has been
accomplished. This service is for older OpenOffice clients to identify
updates and, optionally, install an update if available. Older versions of OpenOffice (3.1
and less) are problematic when turned on created a DDOS attack on which we

The IBM Symphony code (mentioned in the June report) was brought into svn in mid-May. There
was discussion on the ooo-dev list about how best to use/integrate this contribution. After
some discussion, the community was most in favor of integrating Symphony aspects into the
current AOO base over a period of time, rather than the reverse.

Community support forums remain popular with users but registration seems
to have stabilized. The ooo-users list also is quite active. As Apache
OpenOffice is a client product, we continue to investigate ways to direct
users to appropriate support venues.

The developer list, ooo-dev, now has more than 440 subscribers and remains very active.

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